Archive for Sunday, October 21, 2012

Free State, LHS bands honored at festival

October 21, 2012


Both Lawrence Free State High School and Lawrence High School took home honors at the Heartland of America Marching Festival at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Nineteen Kansas and Missouri high school bands participated in the competition sponsored by Kansas University Band and the Kansas Musical Education Association.

Lawrence High placed third among Division I schools and received an Outstanding distinction in the category of music. Free State placed first among Division II schools.


SWJayhawk13 1 year, 5 months ago

Does anyone know why LHS was in Division I but Freestate was Division II? When I was in high school, we were both Division I bands. I didn't think that Freestate's band was that much smaller than LHS's.

Also, way to go LHS! As a former LHS Marching Lion, thanks for carrying on the tradition of musical excellence!


Liberal 1 year, 5 months ago

LHS based on points scored Third, Over all the Divisions.


Pork_Ribs 1 year, 5 months ago

When you break them into 5 one gets lower than 3rd. Everyone places and only two schools received lower than a "superior" or 1 on a scale of 1-4. If this is a "festival" the great. But this is not competition. This is trying to make everyone feel special. ...and with everyone one is.


hail2oldku 1 year, 5 months ago

Great job by all of the schools competing in the festival. I was especially impressed by both of the local schools, but of course I am biased.

Always good to see the two local schools supporting each other as they did on Saturday.


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